The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini, is an entertaining read that focuses on the betrayal and redemption of two friends, Amir and Hassan. Taking place in Afghanistan, Amir and Hassan are avid kite flyers, and have their eyes set in winning their local kite flying tournament. After Amir shockingly betrayals Hassan, the story takes many twists and turns as Amir seeks redemption for his act of betrayal. Although a bit graphic at times, the Kite Runner is one of the most entertaining books I have read, and offers a lot of valuable themes and meanings. I would recommend this book to anyone.